So many things to do, so little time to do them. But life becomes a bit less overwhelming when all its tasks and responsibilities are written down in some sort of order.
Consider keeping separate to-do lists for various activities such as a work list and a home/family list, or a short-term and a long-term list. Other options are shopping, personal workout, topics to research, and so on.
Giving each topic a separate list prevents the places to visit from getting lost on a page full of reminders like "clean the car" and "make dentist appointment."
To avoid endless to-do lists, aim for less than 15 to maintain your focus and better prioritize the tasks that truly matter. Focus on early due dates, don’t postpone difficult chores, and try to finish at least one task daily.
A Done List is a log of what you’ve accomplished during the day.
Your Done List is more important than your To Do List. A Done List is a way to visualize what you actually get done as opposed to just what you plan to do. To Do Lists make you feel bad. A Done List has the opposite effect — it makes you feel good.
A Done List demonstrates progress. Every time you make progress, you’re also communicating a message to yourself and others: I’m capable. I’m productive. I can do this.
Keeping a Done List will help you form healthy habits that boost your mood, health, and productivity.
With a Done List, you have a big picture of your days, which allows you to appreciate the little things in life.
Gone are the days that humans can remember everything they need to know and do.
Writing things down is a simple yet powerful way to record anything and everything that has your attention and therefore have access to them whenever necessary.
If you keep a journal and regularly write down your thoughts and feelings, you’ll soon have a record of your experiences that you might otherwise have forgotten.
Reading back through this record is not just fascinating—it also provides a valuable insight into your thought process and emotional life.
Making time to write down certain things, such as our daily experiences, our goals, and our mental clutter can change the way we live our lives.